||03-18-07 04:25 PM
Originally Posted by N_C
Ooooh touchy. You should have had the guidelines set up before you created the sub forum. Should have had your "ducks in a row". Hind sight is 20/20 I guess. I have read what has been posted. I comprehend it just fine, but this has been done backwards. So what the hell do we do in the mean time? Post what we wish & hope for the best? I don't expect Joe or anyone else to be my buddy, blog or not. I just get better results if I go straight to the top. Learned that a long time ago, has nothing to do with going over anyone's head.
Can you at least give us an update on what type of new or modified guidelines are being discussed or what you have agreed upon as of yet? Or are you that far with it yet?
Look, I have no idea what your personal issues with Brian and Joe are all about, but I would like to address your belief that someone should have had a more set plan before creating a subforum for VC topics.
An internet forum is a dynamic, ever-changing thing. If you think the moderators, Brian, or Joe have some sort of supernatural ability to predict which subjects are going to be brought up and what people's responses to those subjects are going to be, you are sadly mistaken. I'm sure I can confidently speak for all the moderators in saying that we certainly wish
we had such abilities. I can also assure you that no one who posts on this or any other forum sends us a monthly or quarterly schedule of which hot-button issues or contraversial topics they are planning to address, nor did we receive any advance notice that John Forester was going to join Bike Forums and post 92 times in a 5 day period.
Responding to the conflagration that A&S became in such a short period of time in the way that Brian did is a form of Adaptive Management
. It is used primarily in ecosystem management, but to a lesser and less structured extent, we use principles of Adaptive Management anytime we have to respond to an acute situation that involves unpredictible factors.
Personally, I believe Brian did a great job, especially given the situation and the time frame. I am sorry to hear you don't agree. Whatever your opinion, I would like to point out to you that the more time Brian and Joe have to spend addressing your complaints and demands for regular updates on their plans, the less time they have to spend actually making said plan.
That said, I am now going to get on my bike and ride. Perhaps you might consider doing the same.